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  • Stocks Slide as Santa Rally Remains Elusive Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:48 PM ET

    Stocks skidded as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

  • Dow Breaches 9,000 Amid New Year Optimism Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Friday, pushing the Dow above the key 9,000 mark as investors rang in the new year with optimism, scooping up bargains.

  • Happy New Year!  Yes, I was bummed to see my Blackhawks get blown out by the Wings at Wrigley. But as I watched a hockey game played outside (very cool!), I read through your predictions for next year in the auto industry. Karnac has nothing on you guys.

  • Ford Hybrid Emphasizes High Mileage Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 11:04 AM ET

    The midsize Fusion Hybrid is Ford’s strongest effort yet to break the dominance of Japanese automakers in hybrid passenger cars.

  • Crescenzi: My Top 10 Investment Themes for '09 Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 5:09 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    If you haven’t been able to tell by now, I like to write. Look no further than my three books for proof. I seek to raise awareness of important issues, always trying to strike themes that investors can act on. I do this from a macro perspective, from the top-down — the subject of my latest book, Investing from the Top Down. Here are my top 10 'Top-Down' investing themes for 2009.

  • Stocks Rally 2% on Auto Bailout, Tech Gains Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to the finish line as investors shrugged off a drop in consumer confidence and cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.

  • GMAC: 1st Small Victory in Overall Lending Story Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    Has GMAC turned the corner? This is a big day for GMAC and a big day for the automotive industry. Consider these things...

  • Black Workers Hurt by Detroit’s Ills Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    Since millions of African-Americans began leaving Southern farms for Northern factories nearly a century ago in what is still known as the Great Migration, the destinies of many of them have been entwined with the auto industry’s. Now, with Detroit reeling, many blacks find their economic well-being threatened, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Jump on News of GMAC Bailout Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Tuesday as investors cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.

  • GMAC Back in Business, Thanks to Govt. Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    General Motors up 10 percent pre-open as GMAC clears a major hurdle: They say they have raised enough capital to satisfy the Fed's condition to become a bank-holding company. This appears to be a new program operating within the TARP — so we now have a program specifically designed to invest in auto companies.

  • Futures Rise on Year-End Rally Hope Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 7:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday, after ending down on Monday, with investors still hoping for a last rally in the final days of the year.

  • Stocks Fall As Crude Leaps Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 5:30 PM ET

    The Dow slid on Monday after Kuwait pulled out of a joint venture with Dow Chemical due to the deepening global recession, threatening Dow's planned takeover of Rohm & Haas.

  • Stocks Slide as Santa Rally Remains Elusive Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower as the unraveling of one of the biggest deals this year overshadowed gains in the energy sector.

  • You Tell Me: What'll Happen in '09? Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    With the auto companies on their holiday breaks, this is always a week when I think about the year ahead for the auto industry. In past years, some of the predictions I've made to myself have come true, while many more were so off the mark it was kind of funny. So: What will happen in '09?

  • Stocks Finish Up, But Santa Skips Wall St. Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher Friday on a day when Wall Street looked like a ghost town, but the week ended without a visit from a much-anticipated Santa Claus rally.

  • Stocks Go Flat as Techs Slip, Autos Rise Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher at the open as Wall Street looked for a boost from a Christmas gift for GMAC and some heavy holiday activity at selected retailers.

  • A Christmas Break Before A Rough '09 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:28 PM ET
    Chevrolet Dealership

    When I called folks I know in the various auto companies to wish them a Merry Christmas, I heard the same thing over and over. I'm thankful to still be working and I'm wondering how much worse things will get next year.

  • How Detroit Can Make Me Buy A Car In '09 Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 9:43 AM ET

    I'm not a car expert. I'm a driving expert. I drive 25,000 miles a year, and I've driven everything. I know what works and what doesn't, and I avoid buying American. Get mad at me all you want, but I speak from experience, and millions of other drivers in the Car Capital of America (California) agree with me.

  • Cramer's Outrage: Cerberus No "Hero" Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 12:22 AM ET

    Cramer is outraged. This morning, a piece at the Wall Street Journal lauded Cerberus, the private-equity firm that owns Chrysler and even called it a hero. "Excuse me?" questions Cramer querulously. In his mind, Cerberus is hardly a hero and definitely doesn't deserve praise for "risking" its capital in buying Chrysler last year -- especially now that the troubled car manufacturer is seeking government bailout money.

  • Dow Logs 5th Straight Drop, Led by GM, Banks Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.